Southampton vs Everton: Premier League match preview

Ronald Koeman’s Southampton looking to give fans something to cheer about after a miserable five weeks

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Southampton will go into Saturday’s fixture looking for their first win in five weeks after their sensational start to the Premier League season came to a sudden end with a poor run of form which has seen them without a win in their last six games.

Everton have had an indifferent first-half of the season which has seen them win five, lose five and draw six.

Southampton will be without Dusan Tadic and Jake Hesketh whilst top-scorer Graziano Pellè remains a doubt with injury.

KICK-OFF: Saturday, 3pm

PAST THREE MEETINGS…

Southampton 2 (Alcaraz og, Coleman og) Everton 0, Premier League, April 2014

Everton 2 (Coleman, Lukaku) Southampton 1 (Ramírez), Premier League, December 2013

Southampton 0 Everton 0, Premier League, January 2013

STATS…

Southampton have scored three own-goals in the league this season – the joint-highest with Liverpool and Queens Park Rangers.

Southampton are the only team in the Premier League to not have dropped any points from a winning position this season

Everton have been caught offside more than any team in the league – averaging 2.6 offsides per game.

It is Everton’s worst start to a season in three years with 21 points from 16 league games.

 

ODDS…

Southampton to win: 2.52

Everton to win: 3.15

Draw: 3.55

TV: Highlights on BBC1 at 10.20pm

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